Embraer Defence and Security has achieved a significant milestone in the KC-390 Tactical Military Tanker and Transport Aircraft program by demonstrating the Cobham aerial refuelling systems installed in the KC-390 prototype 001.
Configured as a tanker for the first time, a KC-390 test
aircraft fitted with Cobham 912E wing mounted pods completed a
series of successful flight trials during May 2016. Operating
from Embraer's Gavião Peixoto facility in Brazil, the flight
involved hose stability and trail and rewind tests with both High
Speed and Low Speed Drogues fitted.
The 912E pod is a bespoke design solution utilising the latest
technology for the KC-390 to meet the aircrafts high performance
criteria including its ability to satisfy a wide number of
receivers at extended ranges. The Brazilian Air Force is the launch
customer for the aircraft which is scheduled to enter service in
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